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How to Create a Professional Development Library

Professional Development Library

  How to Create a Professional Development Library We all know how expensive professional development resources can be especially in the therapy world. Textbooks can be pricey along with individual research articles. For school based therapists, why not create a collaborative PD “library”.    Try to create a real collection where all the therapists in […]

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Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

The Trunk Control Measurement Scale is a clinical tool to measure trunk control in children with cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology recently published research examining the reliability of the Trunk Control Measurement Scale (TCMS) with its subscores, in children with neuromotor disorders.  In addition, the discriminative validity of the TCMS was assessed by comparing […]

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How To Be a Successful Pediatric Therapist Coach

Successful Pediatric Therapist Coach

Are you confused by the question, how to be a successful pediatric therapist coach?  Maybe you don’t coach basketball, baseball, tennis, etc so you are baffled.   Think of coaching as another word for educate.   If you are a pediatric therapist, you are involved with families, teachers and school support staff.  Whether you work […]

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Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers: Children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively through play.  And of course, children of all ages enjoy playing with toys. Providing the proper toy selection to support development in infants and toddlers can be a difficult and overwhelming task especially for new parents, therapists or teachers. […]

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May Issue – Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

The May Issue of the digital magazine for pediatric OTs and PTs has been posted.  It includes the following articles: CHILDREN’S HIGHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED DEPRESSION 5 REASONS TO USE A THERAPY PLANNER ASD: COMMUNICATION DEFICITS AND MOTOR SKILLS 3 STEPS TO HELP CHILDREN IMPROVE SELF CONTROL AND FOCUS MOTOR SKILLS IN […]

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5 Reasons to Use a Therapy Planner

Ever wonder what you can do to make your life easier as a school based therapist?  Whether you are a school based occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist or counselor, it can be very difficult to stay on top of all the paperwork requirements, scheduling and tasks.  Here are 5 reasons to use a therapy […]

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5 Reasons to Use Rubrics for School Based Therapists

Rubrics are an excellent tool for school based therapists to utilize throughout the school year for ongoing assessment of a student’s skills.  A rubric is a scoring guide to judge performance on a specific task. A skill is broken down into different components and a numerical value is given to each component. The performance is then […]

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Are You The Best Therapist for the Job?

Do you ever ask yourself if you are the best therapist for the job? For any children who receive related services, hopefully this question is asked frequently. When teachers create class lists for the following school year, they usually make a recommendation based on the student and the teacher’s style. The students move from grade […]

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April 2017 Digital Magazine for Pediatric OT and PT

The April 2017 Digital Magazine for Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy has been published.  You can view articles on the following topics: RESEARCH: CONSTRAINT INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY IMPROVES UPPER LIMB ACTIVITY SENSORY BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AT HOME FOOD TACTILE PLAY AND FOOD PREFERENCES SENSORY PROFILES OF CHILDREN IN THE GENERAL POPULATION INFLUENCE OF […]

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New Book on Idiopathic Toe Walking

Renowned Occupational Therapist, Ileana S. McCaigue, OTR/L  and author of Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions and Autism Sleeps™, has written a new book entitled Taming Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Therapists.  This new book provides a non-invasive, efficient and effective sensory treatment strategy for children and adolescents that display atypical toe […]